Day 1 – It Begins Today

April 3, 2012.  I am four months behind my plan to do my weight gain project.  The need to do this came from the fact that I have been under weight my almost entire  life.  So today, things are going to change.

At age 33, with the height of 4’11”, I am supposed to weigh somewhere between 90lbs – 100lbs, ideally.  So, what’s my weight now?  80lbs.  Not good!

Being a mother to a very playful and active boy, I need to put on some pounds in order for me to atleast be at par with my son or else I’m gonna die of over fatigue and stress.  So since I love my son and family, I’m gonna do this.  For the longest time I thought my physical built was okay since I don’t get ill that much.  But that’s until I started nurturing and taking care of my family.  All the aspect of family life and my demanding career took a toll on me that I started getting stress and restlessness related illnesses and pains.  So, I owe it to myself that I’m doing this, too.

Here are some photos.  That’s me two months after giving birth (in navy blue blouse).  This photo makes me miss my hair so much!!! 😦

And this is me today.  Gosh I really look tired and haggard!

Starting  my weight gain journey, I had purple kamote and a cup of coffee for breakfast.  I know it’s not really a good start with this kind of breakfast, but hey I don’t want to rush and shock my self and body.  I will do this gradually.  I had a check-up some two months ago, and was advised by my physician to drink more water, at the least a  liter or two, since my body is so dehydrated that it doesn’t absorb anything from the multivitamins that I was taking.  Since then this has been on my top To-do things.  So from now on, I’m making it a point that I drink more water than I used to.  Before, I could survive a day with only having taken a 12oz. cup of Coke.  That is no exaggeration, it’s a fact.  That’s not even water, right?  So no wonder I’d end up being dehydrated!  Sorry body, my mind was kinda preoccupied with a lot before.

An update, before I even started with this blog, I always make it a point to drink atleast about 500ml of water everyday.  I could say that in that department, I’ve already had some progress!

Looking forward to a better looking and feeling me! 😀